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By Stuart Munckton:
Afghanistan: Cholera deaths, failing services and starvation
19 September 2009
“Constant fighting and threats to health workers have forced the closure of at least 11 of the 38 health facilities across [Kandahar] province, the population of which is estimated at over one million”, provincial health officials said, IRIN reported on September 17.
The article said the situation was much worse for women: “The absence of health providers in rural areas makes things especially difficult for women who already have limited access to work and education.”
IRIN said the maternal mortality rate was 1600 deaths per 100,000 live births — one of the worst in the world.
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US General Stanley McChrystal warned that, unless the US and its allies gained the initiative [in Afghanistan] and reverse the momentum of resistance forces within the next year, the US “risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible”: here. And here.
Afghanistan: unions support ‘troops out’ rallies: here.
The UN released a report at the weekend which confirmed that August was the deadliest month of the year for Afghan civilians: here.
In hospitals around Australia, soldiers who have been seriously wounded in Afghanistan are checked in under false names in order to protect them from the public eye: here.
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